Profits, trade subjects of Nov. 20 Beef Production Convention

Blockchain technology in agriculture, the new Wyoming beef trade agreement with Taiwan and livestock market update are topics at the 2018 Southeast Wyoming Beef Production Convention in Torrington Tues., Nov. 20 at the Goshen County Fairgrounds.

Registration is $20 or $15 for students and includes coffee and pastries, a locally made lunch, and a trade show. Doors open at 9 a.m. for registration and trade show. The program is 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For schedule and to register, go to or call the Goshen County Extension office at 307-532-2436.

The program is hosted by University of Wyoming Extension and Wyoming Stock Growers Association with sponsorship from USDA Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) and the USDA Risk Management Agency.

Presentations on Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) provide livestock producers with an overview and rationale for seeking certification.

Other topics include why cow size matters for Wyoming range operations; strategies to meet changes in markets and spring precipitation; the Ag Legacy Estate Planning program; and new pests and weeds added to the Goshen County Noxious Weed List.